Time for Bed by Mem Fox

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Time for Bed by Mem Fox and illustrated by Jane Dyer, is a relaxing bedtime book. The go-to-bed phrases have a wonderful rhythm just right for rocking a child to sleep.

It’s time for bed, little mouse, little mouse,
Darkness is falling all over the house.

The richly realistic paintings of animal mothers and babies evoke a peaceful, relaxing feeling. After cycling through other animals at bedtime, it of course ends with the little child being tucked in “good night!” With gentle rocking and a parent’s soft voice, this book is simply wonderful for a rocking-chair bedtime read.

But there are an infinite number of rocking-chair books out there. What bedtime or rocking-chair books have been your favorites?

Reviewed on November 12, 2008

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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